Introduction to the verb comptabiliser
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The English translation of the French verb comptabiliser is “to account for” or “to record”. The infinitive form is pronounced “kom-ta-bee-lee-zay”.
The word comptabiliser comes from the French word “comptable” meaning accountant. It is derived from the Latin word “computare” which means “to count”.
In everyday French, comptabiliser is commonly used in the Conditionnel Passé tense, which is used to express actions that would have occurred in the past if certain conditions were met.
Here are three simple examples of its usage in this tense:
Si j’avais comptabilisé toutes mes dépenses, j’aurais réalisé que j’avais dépensé trop d’argent. (If I had accounted for all of my expenses, I would have realized that I had spent too much money.)
Il aurait pu réussir si il avait comptabilisé ses heures de travail correctement. (He could have succeeded if he had recorded his working hours correctly.)
Si nous avions comptabilisé les revenus de la vente, nous aurions pu équilibrer notre budget. (If we had accounted for the income from the sale, we could have balanced our budget.)
Table of the Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of comptabiliser
||Si j’avais eu le temps, je l’aurais comptabilisé.
||If I had had the time, I would have accounted for it.
||Tu aurais comptabilisé tes dépenses si tu avais suivi mon conseil.
||You would have recorded your expenses if you had followed my advice.
||Il aurait comptabilisé les ventes.
||He would have recorded the sales.
||Elle aurait comptabilisé ses heures de travail.
||She would have recorded her work hours.
||On aurait comptabilisé les dépenses en équipe.
||One would have recorded the expenses as a team.
||Nous aurions comptabilisé nos gains.
||We would have accounted for our earnings.
||Vous auriez comptabilisé les coûts de production.
||You would have recorded the production costs.
||Ils auraient comptabilisé leurs bénéfices.
||They would have accounted for their profits.
||Elles auraient comptabilisé les pertes de l’entreprise.
||They (female) would have recorded the company’s losses.
Other Conjugations for Comptabiliser.
Le Present (Present Tense) Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Imparfait (Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Passé Simple (Simple Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Passé Composé (Present Perfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Futur Simple (Simple Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Futur Proche (Near Future) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Passé Antérieur (Past Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Futur Antérieur (Future Anterior) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Subjonctif Présent (Subjunctive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Subjonctif Passé (Subjunctive Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Subjonctif Imparfait (Subjunctive Imperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Subjonctif Plus-que-parfait (Subjunctive Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Conditionnel Présent (Conditional Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser (this article)
L’impératif Présent (Imperative Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
L’infinitif Présent (Infinitive Present) Tense Conjugation of the French Verb comptabiliser
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Comptabiliser – About the French Conditionnel Passé (Conditional Past) Tense
The French “Conditionnel Passé” is a compound tense used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is formed by combining the conditional of the auxiliary verb “avoir” or “être” and the past participle of the main verb.
Start with the conditional of the auxiliary verb: For most verbs, use “aurais” (for “avoir”) or “serais” (for “être”) as the conditional form.
With “avoir”: j’aurais, tu aurais, il/elle/on aurait, nous aurions, vous auriez, ils/elles auraient.
With “être”: je serais, tu serais, il/elle/on serait, nous serions, vous seriez, ils/elles seraient.
Add the past participle of the main verb to this conditional form.
For example, if you want to say “I would have done,” you would use “j’aurais fait.” If you want to say “She would have gone,” you would use “elle serait allée.”
Common Everyday Usage Patterns
Expressing Unreal Past Scenarios
The Conditionnel Passé is often used to talk about actions that did not happen in the past, but you are speculating about what would have occurred if they had. It’s a way to discuss hypothetical situations in the past.
Si j’avais su, je t’aurais aidé. (If I had known, I would have helped you.)
Il serait venu s’il avait eu le temps. (He would have come if he had had the time.)
Polite Requests or Suggestions
It can be used to make polite requests or suggestions in the past.
Pourriez-vous m’aider, s’il vous plaît ? (Could you have helped me, please?)
Expressing Doubt or Uncertainty
It can convey doubt or uncertainty regarding past events.
Il aurait peut-être oublié notre rendez-vous. (He might have forgotten our appointment.)
Interactions with Other Tenses
You can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional present to describe past actions that were hypothetical at the time they were spoken about. J’aurais aimé que tu m’appelles hier. (I would have liked you to call me yesterday.)
Indicative Past Tenses
You might use the Conditionnel Passé alongside indicative past tenses like the passé composé to contrast hypothetical and real past events. Il est venu hier, mais s’il avait pu, il serait venu la semaine dernière. (He came yesterday, but if he could have, he would have come last week.)
In some cases, you can use the Conditionnel Passé in combination with the conditional future to discuss unreal past events that could have consequences in the future. Si j’avais réussi mon examen, j’aurais un meilleur travail. (If I had passed my exam, I would have a better job.)
In summary, the Conditionnel Passé is used to express hypothetical or unreal actions in the past. It is often used in conjunction with other tenses to convey various nuances in French, allowing speakers to discuss imaginary past scenarios, make polite requests, or express doubt about past events.
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